Two members of Iraq Islamist group with links to al-Qaeda killed in blast
Two members of an Islamist group accused of links with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network were killed when an anti-personnel mine exploded outside the home of one of its leaders, a mainstream Kurdish rebel group said on Tuesday.
The explosion took place in one of the villages controlled by the Ansar al-Islam group near the town of Halabja close to the Iranian border, a security official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told AFP news agency.
An additional three members of Ansar al-Islam were injured in an artillery exchange with the PUK, he said.
Kurdish sources have reported a wave of clashes between the Ansar and the PUK in recent weeks, which have left several people dead on each side. (Albawaba.com)
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